Unlike the Chinese families, there are still many American families use the landline phones. Google is seeking for business in landline phone service. It just launched the Fiber Phone service which is a part of the Google Fiber project.
Google Voice is an application that offers phone service. If users are using the Google Voice, then they will be familiar with many features of Fiber Phone.Users have no limit to make cheaper international calls, choose your phone number. The voice mail could be recorded and sent to them with text or email. Its features include junk-mail filtering , no disturbing, caller Identification, call waiting or 911 calls.
It is similar to Google Voice, users could set their phone numbers on different devices.When they stay at home, they could set the phone numbers on landline ones. When they are out, they could set them on mobiles or office phones when they are at work. No matter where they are, they could be in touch.
In the statement, Google claimed that Fiber Phone service is only available in some districts. It is yet to announce its specific cities. Google Fiber is only available in four cities in US so for, including Provo of Utah, Kansas city of Missouri, Austin of Texas and Atlanta of Georgia.
Google will expand its Google Fiber service up to 7 cities this year. Fiber phone service might be tested in one of those cities so far. It might introduce the Fiber Phone service to all of the cities are available with Google Fiber in the future.
Google aims to obtain more market shares from AT&T and Comcast by promoting Google Fiber project. The landline subscriptions keep decline as more and more people turn to mobile calling.
The data quoted by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: there are only 40% of American adults use the landline phone service by 2013.